Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Yammm - Yet Another Media Meta Manager

View Poll Results: How would you rate Yammm
Best metadata application you've used 26 38.24%
Easy to use with plenty of potential 24 35.29%
Can't quite get to grips with it 6 8.82%
Not my cup of tea 12 17.65%
Voters: 68. You may not vote on this poll

04 Apr 2010   #201
optional

3x W7 7600 (x32), 2x W7 7600 (x64), 2xG4 OS10.4
 
 

hey mikinho,
first of all as with most other people, i would love to say great program i love the idea of what you have developed, it is what people in microsoft who are getting paid should be thinking of!
secondly, i am having major troubles getting yammm started, i have installed it to the letter of your guide online, added the appropriate folders, ticked the correct boxes etc, and was wondering if you would be able to shed some light on why i am having this problem.
my movie locations are structured as so:
L:\Movies\Feature Movies
the movies are not in seperate folders, they are all .avi files and are all located in the "feature movies" parent folder.
some of the naming includes:
A Bug's Life
A Clockwork Orange
A Goofy Movie
A Mighty Heart
they do not have the year stamp on them but i was under the impression that yammm did the renaming for you.
do i need to disable the firewall or anything like that (i run no anti virus program) and what am i doing wrong!
any help would be much appreciated.
regards
nic


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Apr 2010   #202
optional

3x W7 7600 (x32), 2x W7 7600 (x64), 2xG4 OS10.4
 
 

sorry scratch that, it seems that the movies needed to be in each individual folder.
awesome program tho
thanks heaps mikinho!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2010   #203
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

How did it work out after getting them in individual folders?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Apr 2010   #204
Dsan

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi Mikinho!

Great program mate, looking forward to v1.2 I had a couple of questions if you get a spare couple of minutes to answer...

I currently use my movie collection over a network like I assume a lot of people do - I store all of my movies on a Win XP machine and use a seperate Win7 machine as a media center that just looks at the movies on my main PC - my question is pretty basic, which machine do I need to install YAMMM on? I currently have it installed on the XP machine and it goes through my library & renames the folders, downloads folder images, I think it gets all of the correct metadata but when I view the folder from the windows 7 machine I only get the folder images - it can't seem to access the synopsis etc.

I assume if I had everything stored on the same windows 7 machine it would all be working perfectly but the network sitting in the middle is complicating things

What do I need to setup on the Windows 7 machine (or share from the xp machine) for the movie library to find the metadata?

Wow, this is a long post... lol.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2010   #205
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

You could install YAMMM on the xp machine, because it is not "Looking" for MCE, but rather the movie folders. Now I am not sure if you are using MB, but all you would do is point MB to your mapped or UNC folder. You need to go into your MCE library settings, and tell it to look for your mapped drives that are located on your xp machine. Example if you have parent folder called DVD's with sub folders of movies, then you would share the DVD's folders. Make sure to set the correct permissions. Then on the Win7 machine, create a mapped drive that points to: \\xpmachine\whateversharednameofdvdfolderis\. Hope this helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2010   #206
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dsan View Post
What do I need to setup on the Windows 7 machine (or share from the xp machine) for the movie library to find the metadata?
You can choose to go a couple different routes:

1- Install on the W7 HTPC. With this you'll need to:

- Setup remote credentials on the Library tab
- Add the remote share to the movie folder list
- Under the metadata tab check Windows Media Center and the corresponding user accounts.

2- Keep it on the XP machines. With this you'll need to:

On W7 HTPC

- Share the %AppData%\Microsoft\eHome\DvdInfoCache folder and make sure to grant read\write rights to both the share and folder to whatever user account you want to use.

On the XP PC

- Under the Library tab setup remote credentials. For the username use the DOMAIN\username format. In this case the DOMAIN will be the computer name of the W7 HTPC.
- Under the Metadata tab, add the DvdInfoCache share you created as an additional folder.

v2 of Yammm will make this much easier.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2010   #207
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Oops I apologize if I gave bad advice.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2010   #208
Dsan

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikinho View Post

You can choose to go a couple different routes:
I should probably mention that the windows xp PC that holds all of my movies is turned on 24x7 but the Win7 machine is only turned on when needed - does this affect which option you'd recommend?

I assume if I installed YAMMM on the Win7 machine it wouldn't be able to do the folder renaming & poster art unless I allowed it write access to the movie collection on my XP machine (I'm pretty nervous about allowing write access to anything across a network - it's saved me from dealing with a couple of virus outbreaks over the years...), but if I install it on the XP machine it would only be able to update the DvdInfoCache folder on the Win7 machine when it happened to be turned on - unless it can detect when the share is available and update it on the fly...

Am I heading in the right direction?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2010   #209
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Definitely heading in the right direction. You do have a 3rd option which may work out for you.

Install Yammm on both systems. For the XP PC leave as is. It will do the artwork, renames, ...

On the W7 HTPC configure an account with read access to the remote share. Leave all the default settings except for under the Metadata tab selection Windows Media Center and check all the accounts.

This setup is closely to the way v2 works. I haven't tested the read-only but it should work out, if you do have an issue let me know and I'll send you an update.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2010   #210
optional

3x W7 7600 (x32), 2x W7 7600 (x64), 2xG4 OS10.4
 
 

it worked great mikinho, went through and edited movie names as appropriate.

1 more thing to note, there was some conflict as i already had album artworks to accompany the movies, so when viewing in WMC the program did not know to use the movie file or jpeg as they were named exactly the same.

oh and another question, i have not been able to get yammm to dl the synopsis of any of my movies, the XML file is very basic it only comes up with 3 or 4 lines, and off the top of my head i know the second line says the movie titile and the third line says something like this "YAMMMMID00023 - A23119a"

do i need to manually adjust these and enter in the synopsis or am i doing somthing wrong?

cheers

nic
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Yammm - Yet Another Media Meta Manager




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Yammm help
i have a video collection and used yammm to organize it better, that said it did a great job but after a review of the files i notice some files the ones with multiple video files have been replaced by metadata and wvx files with a small file size and the original files have vanished i know its not...
Media Center
YAMMM Yet Another Media Meta Manager
Hi, have just discovered this site while stumbling across something called YAMMM, gone through all the configurations and it has named (and all the rest) the majority of my movies. Some though it hasn't such as Jurrasic Park which i am sure must be there somewhere, and I was wondering is it...
Software
Yammm takes too long !
Hey, Im having trouble with yammm It takes so long for it to fetch the metadata for a single movie ( i have 210) It usually takes about 45 mins for one movie. I have added it to firewall exception and added it to my kaspersky safe trusted apps I even tried disabling my av all together
Media Center
Audio metadata finder (like Yammm)
Hi, does anyone know of a music metadata finder like yammm, i want it to label all my music in a uniform way and monitor the folders for changes and additions. Any help would be much appreciated. DxxS.
Media Center
How to use Yammm
Hello all, I downloaded the software. I followed the recommendations in the forum. It seems that the software works, it downloads information about the films. But it seems that at this stage only posters. Is it supposed to download more content, such as summary, and other information...
Media Center
A YAMMM question
My current Movie library is D:\videos\movies\'lots of films' I have set YAMMM to work on this folder(and it great), i want to start backing up my film collection but its too big and takes too long so i was going to change the film directory to D:\videos\movies\A,B,C,D etc, will YAMMM still work if...
Media Center


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:48.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App